Costa Rica West Valley Monte Crisol SHB EP – 29255 – GrainPro Bags – May 2023 Shipment – RCWHSE

Position Future Shipment

Bags 75

Warehouses Oakland

About this coffee

Grower

Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares (Coopepalmares) | 1400 members

Altitude

1300 masl

Variety

Caturra, Catuai

Soil

Volcanic loam

Region

Palmares a canton in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Process

Eco-pulped and dried in the sun on patios

Harvest

November - February

Certification

Conventional

Coffee Background

Sometimes a relationship is so special that a coffee is named in your honor. That’s how Royal feels about our decades long relationship with Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares (Coopepalmares) and the name Monte Crisol, which is a community blend exclusively exported to Royal. But there is more to this perennial relationship than just naming rights. With more than 1,400 producer-members from Palmares, a canton in the province of Alajuela, this cooperative is designed to receive cherries from many small farms and consistently process their coffee into a well-balanced regional blend. The state-of-the-art processing facility with certifications in quality and environmental management from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) utilizes recycled water and the mechanical dryers (guardiolas) recirculate airflow to maximize furnace efficiency. The facility also has an organic fertilizer production plant and a water treatment plant. In addition to exporting coffee, Coopepalmares operates two supermarkets and a hardware store in Palmares, and sells roasted coffee for national consumption. Cooperative members have access to low interest loans and healthcare for their families at the cooperative run health center and mobile clinic.